Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Inaugural Lansing Beer Festival is Coming This Weekend!

Written by  Ryan Ranspach
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The Inaugural Lansing Beer Festival is Coming This Weekend

It's finally here! After months of planning, the second annual Lansing Beer Week will reach its crescendo at the First Annual Lansing Beer Festival this Saturday, June 29th, from 1-6 PM. The event, which will be the first of its kind to be held in Lansing, will take place in the REO Town district of Lansing on South Washington Avenue. Over 30 beers from 12 different Michigan breweries will be on tap, and Lansing's own Fork in the Road Artiasn Diner and Sir Pizza will be serving food throughout the day. A live DJ will also be playing music during the entirety of the festival.
Breweries in Attendance:
 
  • Atwater Brewery
  • Brewery Vivant
  • Bad Brewing
  • Dark Horse Brewing
  • Arcadia Ales
  • Eagle Monk Pub & Brewery
  • Short's Brewing
  • Rochester Mills Beer
  • Dragonmead Brewery
  • Right Brain Brewery
  • Uncle John's
  • Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
  • Frankenmuth Brewing Company
     

Tickets for this unique event are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate and include tokens good for 15, 4 oz. beer samples. Additional tokens can be purchased for $1 each or 6 for 5$. In addition to the lineup of beers that will be available, a special collaborative beer by I'm a Beer Hound and Bad Brewing Company in Mason will be launched at the festival. It is a single batch Strawberry Rhubarb Belgian Trippel meant to celebrate the arrival of Summer in Michigan and our thriving Lansing craft beer culture. Coming in at a robust 8.5% ABV, it should be a perfect celebratory brew for this new and exciting event in Lansing.

Gates open at noon for VIP ticket holders and general admission begins at 1:00; a guide for parking is available here. This event would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of many great people, local businesses, and brewerie and it should be a fantastic day. As REO Town has been a huge supporter of our project, we will be donating a portion of the event proceeds to the REO Town Commercial Association, which is a group of local businesses committed to a growing and flourishing REO Town district both now and in the future. Get your festival shoes on and we'll see you Saturday at the inaugural Lansing Beer Festival!